Running from the law ends in arrest

By Bonnie Culverhouse

A vehicle chase through a school zone and several residential areas ended in the arrest of a Minden man on multiple charges.

Delandro W. Washington, 59, of the 5100 block of Dorcheat Rd., was arrested by Minden Police after being clocked at 39 mph through a 25 mph school zone.

Police Chief Steve Cropper said Ofc. Reece Tewell followed Washington with overhead lights and a warning siren down Fort, Walnut and Spann streets with speeds in excess of 40 mph in 25 mph zones.
“When Washington’s vehicle came to a stop sign on Spann, he attempted to go around another vehicle but couldn’t because that vehicle was in his way,” Cropper said. “It was run off the road in the process.”

Cropper said Washington drove across Sheppard St. and continued down Spann until he turned onto Pennsylvania Ave, running a stop sign.

“He crossed into the opposite lane of travel before turning onto Second St.,” Cropper said. “Lt. Joel Kendrick attempted to stop the vehicle by creating a road block and was almost struck. Washington swerved in front of the patrol vehicle and continued straight on Broadway.”

According to the report, Washington turned onto Buchanan St and continued to a stop sign at Buchanan and East and West St, where he pulled into a driveway on Ferguson.

“Once stopped, Washington jumped out of the truck and was ordered on the ground,” said the chief. “He was taken into custody, transported to the PD and then to Bayou Dorcheat Correctional Center.

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